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7 Oct 2015
Up Close and Personal: UN Post-2015 Development Agenda Makes the 1% Richer and 99% Poorer

Amidst the celebrity hype over the announcement of the United Nations’ Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Pope Francis’ address of the UN member states, not all who travelled to New York City for the UN Development Summit were buying it.

7 Oct 2015
The (UN)Sustainable Development Goals: Now Open for Business

More than 150 world leaders, hundreds of representatives from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and corporate executives attended the UN Summit on Sustainable Development from September 25-27 at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York to formally adopt a new sustainable development agenda.Titled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the agreement contains a set of 17 goals and 169 targets that would come into effect on 1 January 2016, replacing the Millennium Development Goals set in 2000.

28 Oct 2017
Global "binding treaty" for TNCs to answer for rights abuses on the table in UN

A legally binding treaty that aims to make transnational corporations (TNCs) accountable for human rights violations is currently under negotiation in a United Nations Working Group.

5 Aug 2015
The 2030 Agenda: Leaving behind the promise of sustainable development

On August 2, 2015, Ambassador Macharia Kamau of Kenya declared that delegates from 193 countries of the United Nations had finally arrived at a consensus behind a new development agenda for the next 15 years. After almost three years of consultations among various stakeholders and deliberations among Member States on a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that expire this year, a post-2015 development agenda was finally agreed after feverish negotiations that extended two days beyond the target date of completion

29 Apr 2015
Civil society groups warn against ‘outsourcing’ of government responsibilities for sustainable development

A joint meeting of the intergovernmental negotiations on the preparatory processes of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) and the post-2015 Development Agenda was held recently at the UN headquarters in New York. The discussions that took place from April 21 to 24 centered on the substance as well as the relationship between the FFD agenda and the intergovernmental negotiations on the Means of Implementation (MOI) for the post-2015 development agenda.

27 Apr 2015
The Post-2015 Corporate Development Agenda: Expanding Corporate Power in the Name of Sustainable Development

The Campaign for Peoples Goals (CPG) releases a new paper that critiques how the corporate sector has long been trying to position itself front and center of the post-2015 development agenda.

24 Apr 2015
Intervention at the Session on Follow-up and Review of FFD and Post-2015 MOI

Transcripts of the intervention made by Mr. Paul Quintos and Miss Tessa Khan of the Asia Pacific Women on Law and Development (APWLD) at the Interactive Stakeholder Dialogue at the Joint Financing for Development and Post-2015 Processes.

25 Mar 2015
Sendai Framework approved at Third WCDRR

The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction recently presented a 20-page President’s Proposal adopting the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The document sets down seven global targets that are expected to help achieve the outcome and goal of the framework.

2 Dec 2014
Step up action on corporate abuses, create binding treaty on TNCs

The Third Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, taking place from 1-3 December 2014 in Geneva, faces a tide of global crises stemming from states’ failure to ensure the protection and respect for human rights.

24 Sep 2014
Climate change 'back at the top of the political agenda', but grueling talks remain ahead

The UN Climate Summit, held right after a 400,000-strong People’s Climate March thundered through 80 blocks of New York City streets, appears to have derived extra energy from the gigantic street demonstration. Both events have attracted tremendous media attention worldwide and have certainly combined to “put climate change back at the top of the political agenda”—in the short term. The question remains, however: Will the momentum be sustained and provide enough power to break the deadlock in the climate talks, which has stalled climate action in previous years?

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